I’ve been having a ball adding red transferware to my red and white kitchen. One day I just thought to myself: I’d love to have red and white transfer ware.
And then before you know it I was on Etsy and eBay hunting pieces down!
Beginning The Search:
I didn’t have room in my open kitchen cabinets for too many pieces of a new collection. I just wanted to add a bit of pattern and history to my solid white dishware.
The first red and white pattern I added was with the four rose plates one of you gifted me a long time ago. I’m still just smitten with them! See them below on bottom shelf.
Looking at those four red and white rose plates day in and day out gave me the idea to branch out to red and white transfer ware.
One Piece At A Time:
Next to those salad plates, to the left, you can see red transfer ware bread plates lining the back of the open cabinet.
Below are two plates I found, but the shelves are too short to stand them up for display, so they’re just mixed in with my horizontal white dishes.
I Could Only Find Two Of These Plates:
Then I was off to the races. I found salad plates, as you can see below.
When you find something for your collection it’s usually not the exact number you want. So mostly I’ve opted for 2 or 4 of one particular piece.
I’ll make do with that and maybe add to my full sized plates along the way.
Pot Planters Mixed In:
As I was looking for red transferware I happened upon the red and white pot planters on Amazon.com.
I ordered them, not really to use as planters, but for storage in my kitchen.
The one above holds a faux plant. Below on the counter top the smaller one holds kitchen utensils.
You can find the set here at Amazon.com. The photo below is how they look on the site.
One Of My First Finds:
Then I found the little creamer below. I just love it. It’s so cute and fits right in.
And then slowly but surely as I perused Etsy and eBay, I filled out my small collection of red transferware pieces for my open kitchen cabinets.
I don’t have room for much more than what I currently have. Maybe I will think about adding egg cups or something else that’s small at some point.
But for now I’m happy with my little red and white transferware collection.
Then I found the regular size creamer you see above. I only paid around $10 for that one!
And last but not least, I found the sugar bowl last week on Etsy.
There is no right or wrong way to combine a new collection with what you already have. In this instance, dishes.
Just collect what you like and find a way to display it in your home.
I’ve had so much fun mixing in my new finds.
Every time I walk into my kitchen, I am delighted with what I see in my open kitchen cabinets. The added transferware has given my kitchen a little bit of history.